It has been quite awhile since I’ve posted on Soupy, which also means that it has been even longer since I have actually made a soup. I really miss soup making but it has been hard to juggle work, a new baby, a big kid and life itself. You get the drift. On top of that the weather has been nice (albeit not today) so getting Soupy wasn’t the forefront on my agenda. Today, though, my older daughter was sleeping and so was the baby – not to mention that is a dreary day – so I decided to get back into the Soupy game. Since I couldn’t go to the store, I used what I had at home: lentils, spinach, carrots, apples, garlic, onion and parsnip and added in some simple spices like bay leaves, curry, salt and pepper for a very satisfying and easy soup. I started by cooking the garlic, onions, parsnip and apples together and then pureed them so they served as a base. I then added in the lentils to the pureed pot, along with some spinach and carrots. Hopefully I’ll be back with another soup sooner rather than later with the help of some time management and of course inspiration from the upcoming cold weather.
Lentil, Parsnip and Apple Soup
8 cups of water
1/2 yellow onion, peeled and cut up
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 cups of lentils
2 apples – I used Gala
1/2 cup of frozen spinach
2-3 carrots, cut up
1 teaspoon of curry powder
4-5 dry bay leaves
pinch of salt and pepper
Add water to a medium-sized pot and let boil. Cut up the onions and garlic and add them to the pot when the water starts to boil. Cut up the parsnips and apples and add them to the pot. Let cover and cook for 20 minutes. In another pot, add about 3 cups of water. Let boil and add the lentils. Turn off the first pot and puree the parsnips, onion and apples. Add the lentils (along with its water), bay leaves, and curry to this pot on a low flame. Let cook for 45 minutes and then add the carrots, spinach, salt and pepper. Cover and let cook for about 30 more minutes – checking on it periodically. Turn off the flame and Enjoy!
Posted: Thursday, October 27th, 2011 @ 5:41 pm
Categories: recipes, vegetarian and vegan soups.
Tags: apple soup, Lentil, lentil soup, lentil soup recipes, Parsnip and Apple Soup, rainy days.
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